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begonias in winter

rainham, essex, United Kingdom Gb

I've grown some begonias in an unheated conservatory this year. At the moment they are still in flower and show no sign of die back. Should I put the pots outside to 'frost' them, cut them back and lift the tubers, or just leave them to continue growing during the winter. Any help would be much appreciated. Thanks



I would leave them growing and enjoy the flowers, there are not many about in December.
If you keep them growing through the winter you can pot them on in early spring.

30 Nov, 2008


many thanks doctorbob1 - in respect of my previous question (vine weevel grubs) the salt soak worked - got another 4 of the blasted things. I hope the tubers will overwinter as they were the new purfumed begonias - absolutely delightfull - I recommend any begonia fancier must try them.

1 Dec, 2008

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